Monday, August 27, 2007

Maybe She Was Just Really Really Nervous

Do you have a theory about why only 1/5 of Americans can find the U.S. on a map?

Miss Teen South Carolina does.


Stidmama said...

This is just amazing. Poor girl. We've all had those moments, I suppose! Having just seen Little Miss Sunshine and Miss Congeniality (I love how silly that one is) again, it seems sad to see the lack of unbderstanding in her answer.

I know she is young, but it sounds like she was prepared to answer a question about poverty ... but got completely turned around. Beauty isn't everything.

Fortunately for me!

Erin said...

Poor girl.

FranMag said...

I've read about this on every blog today! I think Stid is right, she prepared herself to answer a question about world hunger or something like that and just got thrown off by a more domestic issue! Sadly, she just isn't one to think well on her feet. She has a response posted somewhere. Don't remember where I saw it.

Nancy said...

Okay, okay, I do feel bad for her. But then again, she threw herself in the public eye, so she surely should have been prepared to answer more than just one question.

Also, I have to give kudos to the host who stood next to her and smiled and did not break up in hysterical laughing or mockery.

Kimmy said...

Wow, just wow. I'm sure it is hard being put on the spot in front of a large audience, but still..

I agree, kudos to the host. I don't know if I could have kept a straight face on that one.

FranMag said...

Here's a link to a video and story of her response. She says she didn't hear the whole question. I'm having a hard time thinking of a question that her rambling would have answered!

Lady S said...

I really feel for the girl. I was in a local pageant once and had to answer a question on stage. I had already been asked the same question in an interview and they chose our questions based on our answers. I know I rambled and didn't answer as well as I had in the interview.

I saw her on the Today Show this morning and I think she did a better job in the interview than Matt Lauer.

I think the real question is, Why can't US citizens find the USA on a map?